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The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
~By Robert Burton ~


It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
~By Eden Phillpotts ~


I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.
~By Rachel Field ~


In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions.
~By James W. Black ~


The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
~By James K. Polk ~


The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
~By Barack Obama ~


My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so.
~By Norman Mailer ~


You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now.
~By Marcus Allen ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
~By Arthur Koestler ~


You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
~By Kit Williams ~


The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
~By James F. Cooper ~


I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran.
~By Allyson Schwartz ~


Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


If it awakens in us as a whole how important that is - the theme of how conquest and ambition are meaningless without contribution - I think then as a society we're in better shape. I hope people are inspired to be the best.
~By Rob Morrow ~


Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
~By Georges Bizet ~


Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


It's okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.
~By Roger Staubach ~


The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.
~By Theophrastus ~


When ambition ends, happiness begins.
~By Thomas Merton ~


It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject.
~By Joseph Story ~


I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I'm a big musical theatre geek.
~By Mandy Moore ~


A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


I came to declare that I am a friend to Arabs, at a time when it is not easy to be friend to Arabs, because nowadays those who have ambitions and interests would not befriend Arab.
~By George Galloway ~


Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures.
~By Alessandro Del Piero ~


My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
~By Whitfield Diffie ~


We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
~By Cesar Chavez ~


Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
~By Elihu Root ~


If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!
~By Daniel Boone ~


Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
~By Petrarch ~


Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.
~By William Feather ~


Big results require big ambitions.
~By Heraclitus ~


My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
~By Graham Norton ~


Ambition never comes to an end.
~By Kenneth Kaunda ~


But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer. I never thought, gee, I would like to farm, and I want to raise these crops. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do.
~By Sam Donaldson ~


Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
~By Sallust ~


Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
~By Bob Dylan ~


Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.
~By Brenda Blethyn ~


As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.
~By Johnny Depp ~


According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
~By Allen Tate ~


I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.
~By Richard Linklater ~


I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander, and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list.
~By Charles Babbage ~


Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
~By Bob Riley ~


Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
~By Thomas Otway ~


I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
~By Helen Reddy ~


Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
~By Elvis Presley ~


My ambition is to be happy.
~By Penelope Cruz ~


What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex, fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
~By Jock Sturges ~


When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.
~By Jim Henson ~


Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.
~By Philip Massinger ~


Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat, and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band, who fight not for human ambition, or human praise, but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men.
~By John Strachan ~


The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.
~By Daniel P. Moynihan ~


Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
~By John McCarthy ~


Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
~By Timothy Leary ~


Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
~By John Ruskin ~


There are so many things to take into account - your ambition, your ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again.
~By Giorgio Armani ~


My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything.
~By Ilie Nastase ~


Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Vietnam was a lie but at least there was a political agenda. It was the domino theory. Iraq is about nothing but George Bush's ego laced with imperialist ambitions. And it was helped by your government.
~By Donald Sutherland ~


The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


So they've actually - it's not that her character is a singer, but she had ambition to do that at an earlier time in her life. So I've actually sung two or three times now on the show.
~By Katey Sagal ~


Among those best known, their highest ambition is to build American homes, possess American furniture, dress in American clothes, adopt the American style of living and be American citizens.
~By Sheldon Jackson ~


Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men.
~By Herbert Baxter Adams ~


A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
~By Pearl Bailey ~


I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
~By Peter Straub ~


The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.
~By Mitch Daniels ~


Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
~By Terry Josephson ~


A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
~By Liberty Hyde Bailey ~


A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Most minds think from A to B to G to O, or hold goals and ambitions to keep them going.
~By Lynette Fromme ~


I wanted to be an outstanding player, that was my ambition.
~By Imran Khan ~


As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
~By Hamid Karzai ~


With just about every player in Australia, his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia. That's why they're playing first class cricket. It's just a different attitude.
~By Shane Warne ~


To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.
~By Kim Campbell ~


One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you.
~By Samuel Dash ~


Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
~By Ben Jonson ~


I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
~By George W. Bush ~


A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
~By Steven Brust ~


What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg at an electric fan.
~By Oliver Herford ~


I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


I don't particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game.
~By Paul Daniels ~

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